Annual Meeting Exhibits and Sponsorships Now Available for 2015

Reserve your exhibit now and save $100 when you take advantage of the advance registration discount. Exhibitors at 2014 will get priority placement at World Brewing Congress 2016. Become a meeting sponsor to get valuable exposure before and after the meeting, including your logo and link on the meeting website. 




ASBC Leadership Fall Meeting Highlights—Building on Growth and Momentum

The ASBC Technical Committee and Board of Directors (BOD) had their respective fall meetings at the ASBC headquarters in St. Paul, MN, in late September. Technical Committee Chair Chris Powell will be writing an article for an upcoming Buzz issue to tell you more about the great work his group is doing, so I won’t steal his thunder now. My focus for this article is to hit on the highlights of what your Board of Directors is working on to keep ASBC vibrant and delivering on our goals.






    (Not) Lost in Translation—Tom Shellhammer Visits Tokyo and the BCOJ

    The annual meeting of the Brewery Convention of Japan (BCOJ) took place in Tokyo on November 6 and 7, 2014. Roughly 200 attendees were present from the four major breweries in Japan—Asahi, Suntory, Kirin Sapporo, and Orion. Asahi alone sent approximately 60 scientists and brewers.





    Journal of the ASBC Editor’s Pick: Protein Profile Characterization of Hop Varieties

    Much has been discovered over the years concerning the proteins in beer: more specifically those contributed by the grains used to produce wort. By contrast, far less is known about the proteins in hops, with most focus being on the resins and the oils from these key brewing components. In the paper "Protein Profile Characterization of Hop (Humulus lupulus L.) Varieties," Neugrodda and colleagues from the University of Munich at Weihenstephan address the protein patterns in diverse hop varieties.





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